LINGUIST List 30.4444

Fri Nov 22 2019

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 15-Nov-2019
From: Aurora Troncoso-Ruiz <>
Subject: 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children
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Full Title: 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children
Short Title: ISBPAC

Date: 27-May-2020 - 29-May-2020
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Aurora Troncoso-Ruiz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2020

Meeting Description:

ISBPAC 2020 will take place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on May 28-29, 2020. It will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, which is located on the Radboud University campus. There will be a pre-conference workshop on Teaching L2 Listening on May 27, 2020.

ISBPAC started in 2016 at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany, initiated by Shanley Allen and colleagues. The second edition took place in 2018 at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, organized by Holger Hopp and colleagues.
When the ISBPAC symposium started out in 2016, it had the explicit aim to include research on children as well as adults. ISBPAC 2018 added “L2” to the title, to include all types of bilingualism ranging from fluent bilinguals to beginning L2 learners. At ISBPAC 2020, while we do not wish to add any more words to the symposium’s name, we emphasize multi- and interdisciplinarity: we aim to bring together researchers who investigate bilingual and L2 processing from various disciplines, including linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, multimodal communication, and language pedagogy, and all domains of language. Our fantastic keynote speakers illustrate ISBPAC’s aims.

Keynote Speakers:

Ann Bradlow, Northwestern University
Ton Dijkstra, Radboud University
Ludovica Serratrice, University of Reading

Pre-Conference Workshop “Teaching L2 Listening”
This one-day workshop aims to bring together educational practitioners and researchers interested in L2 listening.
Keynote speech by John Field, University of Bedfordshire

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission: November 15, 2019 — January 15, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: Early March, 2020
Registration: March 1, 2020 — April 10, 2020 (Early Bird)
April 11, 2020 — May 15, 2020 (Regular)
Pre-Conference Workshop: May 27, 2020
Conference: May 28, 2020 — May 29, 2020

The ISBPAC 2020 organizing committee:

Mirjam Broersma (chair),
Evan Kidd
Kristin Lemhöfer
James McQueen
Asli Özyürek
Sharon Unsworth

Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

Call for Papers:

We are pleased to inform you that the abstract submission for the 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2020) is now open.
Please visit us at for more information.

We encourage you to submit 250 word abstracts that address topics in bilingual child, adult, and heritage-speaker processing, including but not limited to the following:

- Phonetic, phonological, lexical, morphological and syntactic processing
- Crosslinguistic influence in bilingual speech production and comprehension
- Code-switching
- Cognitive consequences of multilingualism
- Language processing in attrition
- Implications of multilingual language processing for teaching
- Neuroscientific studies of bilingual processing
- Multimodal language and communication


Abstract submission opens on November 15, 2019.
Abstract submission closes on January 15, 2020 (23:59 GMT).
Submit your abstract via EasyChair (

Formal requirements
Abstracts should be maximally 250 words (excluding references) and fit on a single page. Abstracts should be submitted as PDF files.

If you submit an abstract for the pre-conference workshop “Teaching L2 Learning”, please also state your professional background (not included in the word count).

We use a double-blind peer review procedure. Please do not include author information or affiliations in your abstract. Please remove metadata (author name or other information that might identify you) from the PDF.

Main conference or pre-conference workshop
As part of your submission, you will be asked for which part(s) of the conference you want your abstract to be considered:

Only for the main conference
Only for the pre-conference workshop “Teaching L2 Listening”
Either for the main conference or for the pre-conference workshop “Teaching L2 Listening”

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